Power Africa was established in June 2013 with a $7 billion pledge by the administration of former United States President Barack Obama. It has spent only a fraction of this pledged amount, but data provided by USAID shows consultancy firms and government agencies are the biggest recipients of the funds so far. A total of 20 consultancy firms have received $80.9 million and are due to receive a further $191.1 million that has yet to be disbursed.
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